Chairman Mark Sievers
Mark Sievers was appointed to the Kansas Corporation Commission on May 5, 2011, by Governor Sam Brownback. He was elected Chair of the three-member Commission on May 17, 2011.
Sievers is an experienced senior executive, an economist, and a lawyer experienced in policy development, economic policy analysis, and complex public utility litigation. He worked for Verizon Global Solutions where he was responsible for its international legal and regulatory matters. Prior to joining Verizon he held senior positions at GTE, Sprint and Southwestern Bell where he participated in regulatory proceedings throughout the United States and worked on complex corporate transactions. He was a lawyer in private practice in Washington, DC where he represented several start-up telecommunications firms.
He has also worked for the Utah Attorney General and the California Department of Water Resources. Prior to attending graduate school and law school, he was a police officer for the City of Colorado Springs.
He volunteers at SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) providing advice to small businesses and provides pro-bono legal services to Habitat for Humanity in Teller County, Colorado, an ecumenical Christian organization that builds affordable housing for low-income families.
Sievers' wife of 36 years, Jill, is a lawyer and the Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity in Teller County, Colorado.
He holds a BA in economics from the University of Colorado, an MA and ABD in economics from the University of California, Davis, and a JD from the University of Utah. He is admitted to practice law in Colorado, Missouri, the District of Columbia and the 10th U.S. District Court. He is a graduate of the Leadership Program of the Rockies.
Chairman Sievers' term expires March 15, 2015.